title:Writing Good Blogs author:Jesse S. Somer source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/computers_and_internet/article_445.shtml date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:08 category:computers_and_internet article:

There are a lot of blogs out there on the Web, most of which don?t entice one to go back regularly to read updates. What is missing from these on-line…

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title:Writing for People and for Search Engines author:Jennifer Ryan source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/computers_and_internet/article_1723.shtml date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:08 category:computers_and_internet article:

So you’ve decided to get a website that’s optimized for search engines. You’re no dummy. You want your website to show up any time a search is conducted in your…

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title:Writing Effective Emails author:Graham Jones source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/computers_and_internet/article_33.shtml date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:08 category:computers_and_internet article:

Sometimes email messages can get quite long, especially when you quote much of the material that has been sent in previous emails. Also, emails often get long if you have…

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title:Would You Like An Extended Warranty With That? author:John San Filippo source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/computers_and_internet/article_245.shtml date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:08 category:computers_and_internet article: Should you buy an extended warranty with your laptop? You may not want to think about it now, but sooner or later, something is going to break down on your laptop. When it happens, the big question will be who gets stuck with the bill, you or the manufacturer. The standard (standard in this case meaning free) warranty on a new laptop typically runs anywhere from 90 days to a year. That probably doesn?t seem like much when you consider how long you expect to own your laptop. What happens when your laptop poops out on the 91st day? First of all, even if your laptop only includes a 90-day warranty (and assuming you?ve purchased a reputable brand- name system), the chances of your laptop dying on the 91st day are very, very slim. Manufacturers don?t offer a 90-day warranty with the expectation that their product will malfunction shortly thereafter. A shorter warranty is likely, at least in part, to be a marketing ploy to push you toward an extended warranty. All major laptop manufacturers offer a long menu of extended warranty options, each menu item with its own price tag. The two biggest components that factor into the cost of an extended warranty are duration and location. Through extended warranty, you typically have the option to extend the duration of the standard warranty from one to three years. The first extra year is always the most expensive, with each subsequent year costing significantly less. The longer the extended warranty, the better the deal. As for location, the least expensive extended warranties require you to ship your laptop (at your expense) to a remote repair facility. With the most deluxe extended warranty packages, a service technician will meet you at your own front door to attempt the repairs. This type of coverage tends to be on the expensive side. At this point, you might decide to research manufacturer websites to determine their standard warranty policies. Don?t bother, because most laptop manufacturers don?t have standard warranty polices. Warranties vary from line to line and product to product. Even with a particular model in mind, it?s still going to take some digging. So how do you decide whether an extended warranty is right for you? Your best bet is to consider your anticipated usage: If you?re buying a laptop as a second computer for occasional use when you need to travel, you can probably pass on the extended warranty and still feel relatively safe. At the other extreme, if you use your laptop day in and day out as your primary system, with half your life spent in airport terminals, you should consider adding as much extended warranty as you possibly can. Fortunately, unlike automobile warranties, laptop warranties don?t put any restriction on mileage. ZZZZZZ

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title:World On IP Community versus Telecoms’ Monopoly author:Patrizia Demaria source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/computers_and_internet/article_81.shtml date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:08 category:computers_and_internet article:

World on IP community versus the TELECOMS’ monopoly or a dream of a visionary Why VOIP will grow over the usual telephony Without qualification, if one had to choose between…

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title:World of Warcraft Power Leveling Guide author:Steven Golden source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/computers_and_internet/article_2364.shtml date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:09 category:computers_and_internet article:

This is the method the power levelers have used since closed beta and I finally got one of them to give it up. It is by no means the way…

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title:Working With the Registry author:Stephen Bucaro source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/computers_and_internet/article_781.shtml date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:08 category:computers_and_internet article:

The Registry is the central database for everything about your computer. It stores configuration information about the operating system, hardware, software, and types of files on the computer. The registry…

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title:Working on the Internet: Role of Proofreading and Copy editing OnLine author:Rumki Sen source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/computers_and_internet/article_249.shtml date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:08 category:computers_and_internet article: When one is in a creative state, rarely can one also be in a detail state. Thus, mistakes in correct grammar, spelling and continuity of all details, may happen. Also, proofreading our own work can be very difficult, for all of us. This is because the same mental processes that went into composition are the ones we use to correct our work. Hence, so many websites are launched every year but so many of them fail to work perfectly as these sites have not been tested with a Proofreader’s fresh eyes and impartial knowledge of English. Proofreading and Copyediting process involves reading the content for english grammar, spelling, story, flow and understandability. It also involves checking consistency in visual design, testing links, and ensuring accurate reading. Let us now discuss about some points for Proofreading and Editing Websites and Online Documents. Tips for Editing Websites and Online Documents: 1) Create consistent text formatting: Check whether the overall “look” of text on a page presents any obvious problems with various common fonts and type sizes. At this stage of the process, basic HTML skills are very valuable to the online editor in order to go into the HTML document and make minor changes directly , if required. 2) Check that colors are applied consistently throughout the work: Watch out for arbitrary shifts in color. If link colors are specified in your HTML document, check that these colors are applied consistently throughout the work. 3) See whether links are working and going to the correct destinations: Manually check all or most links to ensure that all links lead where they promise. 4) Ensure that text is readable: Avoid “overabbreviation”. Use only standard, easily read symbols etc 5) Check that identifying information is present and consistent 6) Correct errors in grammar and spelling: Check for subject-verb agreement, Sentence fragments, Run-on sentences and other obvious grammatical errors. In case of checking spelling errors, read what is actually on the page, not what you think is there. 7) Check for punctuation: Punctuation error is the most common mistake people tend to make. There are various books available on correct punctuation. If you are not confident in case of punctuation, get a book for your guidance. 8) Make sure names are spelled correctly: The single most important mistake is the misspelling of names. Going to whatever length needed to see that names and titles are correct is important. 9) Look the content from the readers point of view: Reading the story completely through the first time, without marking or changing anything. Thats the way the reader is going to read the story, and thats the way the copy editor should read it, too. 10) Look for answers: When editing a story for the first time, looking for answers to the following questions is important:- Is this a complete story? Does it consist of important facts? Does it give all of the necessary information to the reader? Are the quotes interesting? Any information or necessary quotations are missing? Does the writer omit information on the assumption that the reader already knows it? Does the story read smoothly? Does the information flow from one paragraph to the next? Do the quotes add to and support the previous information? Are the facts and quotes in descending order of importance? 11) Make sure the text is optimized for search engine rankings: Check whether META tags (for description and keywords), Title tag and Image Alt tag have been used appropriately for the website content. Your text should also contain the main and related keywords/ phrases for your site. This will make the audience find your site on the Internet. The basic processes, are much the same for online documents and print media – checking for correctness (spelling, grammar, and punctuation), consistency of capitalization and other mechanics, accuracy of information, and completeness. Creating consistent text formatting, Checking consistency in visual design, Testing for proper working of website links, Knowledge of HTML and its application (when required) are the additional responsibilities for an online editor. ZZZZZZ

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title:Working From Home – Could You Cope? author:John Sheridan source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/computers_and_internet/article_1394.shtml date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:08 category:computers_and_internet article:

It is a well-known fact that more and more people are choosing to work from home rather than face the daily agony that is otherwise known as commuting. There are…

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title:Work_Grew.A? Virus, Threat, Hype Or Dud And Its Impact author:Darren Miller source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/computers_and_internet/article_2603.shtml date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:09 category:computers_and_internet article:

The Worm_Grew.A Virus Got Allot Of Attention —————————- The 3rd has come and gone. What has been the real effect or impact of the ?WORM_GREW.A (Also know as Nyxem, BlackMal,…

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